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Package Details: google-earth6

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Package Base: google-earth6
Description: A legacy 3D interface to view satellite images of Earth and other objects
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Licenses: custom
Submitter: Det
Maintainer: Det
Last Packager: Det
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.031302
First Submitted: 2013-01-17 14:10
Last Updated: 2016-11-11 16:08

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Det commented on 2016-09-10 21:21

You don't really need to create a package. Just extract/run the .bin (wherever you found it from), and run the binary or the launcher.

berilac commented on 2016-09-10 17:49

hmm, how annoying. My skills are not really up to diagnosing this further.
Thanks for all of the help.
I did try to get GE 5 to work, but couldn't figure out an appropriate PKGBUILD. Haven't really done it before and am a little busy to do it right now.

Is that even worth pursuing do you think?

eerie commented on 2016-09-10 17:44

Indeed, I have quite the same situation as berilac:

Major Version 6
Minor Version 2
Build Number 0002
Build Date Apr 14 2012
Build Time 01:09:37
OS Type 3
OS Major Version 4
OS Minor Version 7
OS Build Version 2
OS Patch Version 0
Crash Signal 6
Crash Time 1473528833
Up Time 3.79066

Stacktrace from glibc:


$ uname -a
Linux arch 4.7.2-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Aug 20 23:21:20 CEST 2016 i686 GNU/Linux

$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)


And the same behaviour using GE7 too.
(I' have 2GB RAM).

Det commented on 2016-09-10 17:15

Yeah, like eerie said, seems since June something broke.

berilac commented on 2016-09-10 15:50

Cool, thought so; thanks for clarity.

Ok that makes sense. I tried all of that to no effect :(
Also, the lag is not really with the navigation and earth itself, but the entire UI; menus, placing cursor in search box, unchecking layers; all of it...

Seems I'm not the only one, and as far as I can tell, maybe it's to do with graphics card being crappy internal intel...but then old GE used to work fine a year or two back...

Det commented on 2016-09-10 05:47

Uhh. Yeah, there's no _Microsoft_ DirectX for Linux without Wine. The runtimes are closed source.

I'm not talking about the "Graphics Mode" box. I mean the quality settings, "Texture Colors", "Anisotropic Filtering", "Terrain", etc.

berilac commented on 2016-09-10 05:12

@Det: Thank you for taking the time to find those alternate package locations. Unfortunately they resulted in exactly the same error.

I tried GE7 again. Patiently waited through the lag to go to Tools>Options and tweak the 3d settings (at least).
I notice that I don't have a choice of OpenGL and DX which I guess makes sense. There is only a 'Use safe mode' checkbox. Does that sound right for linux version?

Cheers again for the help

Det commented on 2016-09-09 13:50

Did you try or

Or limiting the RAM use/lowering the graphics of GE7?

berilac commented on 2016-09-09 13:44

Quite possibly; however, I have 3gigs ram (I know, not best balance).

It's enough for google-earth 7 to run...though that has a whole other problem I also couldn't fix; it ran really, super slow, giving off this error repeatedly:] No URLRequestContext for OCSP handler

I also tried whatever fixes I could find for this but none seemed to help either :(
Thanks for getting in touch, Det; much appreciated.

Det commented on 2016-09-09 10:55

I think it's the i686 thing? Says right there you're "out of memory", but Googling didn't confirm for me either.